Hi! I'm Leslie Jill Helpert. I am a performer, composer and music educator, performing traditional jazz, the music from the 1920'-1950's, a tribute to Billie Holiday and Bossa Nova as well as my own guitar/voice-based compositions. My band can play any song--and render it in the style of traditional jazz. I've shared my work in over 300 venues worldwide, from The Lino Ventura Theater in Nice, France, The Kechmara in Morocco, Primavera Sound in Barcelona, to Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco. Also, I've recorded six records on various labels and lent my compositions and voice to Motown/Universal Records, Sundance Films and written over 1,000 lyrical songs. I was elected the composer-in-residence of Bermuda (2008) and the musical resident of Copenhagen (2013). I am an alumni of The Berklee College of Music ('97) and a Taylor Guitar Signature Artist. I am diverse in the fact that I am available to play solo-- original songs, guitar and voice-based for events from weddings to wine tastings... AND I am available to play beloved traditional jazz music, swing, ballads, bossa, etc. in a duo, trio or quartet format (or larger ensemble- there's no limit!). We play songs written by everyone from Gershwin to Ellington. Looking to create an evocative, magical evening with an efficient and responsible person who can custom-make the exact musical experience you're seeking? I'm the performer for you!